Chloe Coscarelli
Chloe Coscarelli in 2012
Chloe Kay Coscarelli[1]

(1987-10-14) October 14, 1987 (age 36)[2][3]
Occupation(s)Vegan chef, author
Years active2009–present

Chloe Kay Coscarelli (born October 14, 1987) is a vegan chef and author.

Early life and education

Chloe Kay Coscarelli is the daughter of filmmaker Don Coscarelli.[4] She is a graduate of UC Berkeley,[5] where she discovered her love for cooking.


A summer internship at Millenniu], a gourmet vegan restaurant located in San Francisco, led to a course of study at the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City.[6] Coscarelli was a contestant in Cupcake Wars, her vegan cupcakes garnering her first prize.[7][8] She became the first vegan to win a culinary competition on television and was named to the 2017 Class of 30 Under 30 by Forbes.[9]

From 2020-2022, Whole Foods partnered with Coscarelli to create prepared vegan holiday meals for Thanksgiving.[10]

In 2022, Club Med also partnered with Coscarelli to add vegan meals "at all eight of its all-inclusive resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean."[11]

In 2023, Tasting Table named Coscarelli as one of the “21 Plant-Based Chefs You Need To Know,”[12] and VegNews listed her as one of the "37 Creative Chefs Crafting the Future of Vegan Food."[13]

By Chloe

In mid-2015, Coscarelli partnered with ESquared Hospitality to open the vegan fast casual restaurant By Chloe[14] (stylized by CHLOE) on Bleecker Street in the West Village of New York City.[15] By 2017 the chain comprised five locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan,[14] with additional locations in Los Angeles, Providence, and Boston.[16] In July 2017, Coscarelli was forced out by ESquared in an arbitration award after she filed suit in 2016 over control of the company.[17] In December 2020, By Chloe filed for bankruptcy.[18]

In 2021, it was acquired by "a consortium of investors that already had stakes in the company," and rebranded as "Beatnic."[19][20]


In 2012, she published her first cookbook, Chloe's Kitchen, followed by Chloe's Vegan Desserts in 2013, Chloe's Vegan Italian Kitchen in 2014, and Chloe Flavor in 2018.[21] Chloe's Vegan Desserts was named one of the 16 best vegan cookbooks for 2023 by Food & Wine,[22] and VegNews listed both Chloe's Kitchen and Chloe’s Vegan Desserts as "Top 100 Vegan Cookbooks of All Time" in 2024.[23][24]


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  2. ^ "Chef Chloe Coscarelli - Posts". Facebook. Retrieved 2017-04-05.
  3. ^ "Chloe Coscarelli on Twitter: "Aw thank you sweet @peta!!!"". Retrieved 2017-04-05.
  4. ^ "Don Coscarelli on Facebook". Facebook. Archived from the original on 2022-04-27.[user-generated source]
  5. ^ Parker-Pope, Tara (November 4, 2010). "A Vegan Chef Dishes Up Thanksgiving". The New York Times. Retrieved April 9, 2011.
  6. ^ Parker-Pope, Tara (September 6, 2010). "Tasty Vegan Food? Cupcakes Show It Can Be Done". The New York Times. Retrieved April 9, 2011.
  7. ^ Miller, Liz (June 23, 2010). "Chloe's Cupcake Wars". VegNews. Retrieved April 9, 2011.
  8. ^ DuDell, Michael Parrish (June 24, 2010). "Vegan Rockstar Chef Wins Food Network's 'Cupcake Wars'". Ecorazzi. Archived from the original on November 23, 2010. Retrieved April 9, 2011.
  9. ^ Howard, Caroline. "Meet The 2017 Class Of 30 Under 30". Forbes.
  10. ^ Let Chef Chloe Coscarelli Cook Thanksgiving Dinner. Here’s How to Get Her Vegan Roast
  11. ^ At 8 Club Med Resorts, All-Inclusive Now Means Vegan Food, Too
  12. ^ Kot, Anna (2023-06-02). "21 Plant-Based Chefs You Need To Know". Tasting Table. Retrieved 2023-12-28.
  13. ^ Pointing, Charlotte (July 27, 2023). "37 Creative Chefs Crafting the Future of Vegan Food". VegNews. Retrieved January 16, 2024.
  14. ^ a b Passy, Charles (26 March 2017). "New York Vegan Chain Battles Identity Crisis - WSJ". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2017-04-16.
  15. ^ Fabricant, Florence (28 March 2017). "Rotating Recipes at Chefs Club Counter in NoLIta - The New York Times". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017-04-16.
  16. ^ Cain, Jacqueline. "By Chloe Opens in the Boston Seaport in February". Retrieved 2017-04-16.
  17. ^ Casey, Nell. "Vegan Chef Chloe Coscarelli Terminated From By Chloe Brand For Alleged 'Gross Negligence'". Archived from the original on 2017-09-06. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  18. ^ Al-Muslim, Aisha (14 December 2020). "Vegan Restaurant Chain By Chloe Preps for Bankruptcy Sale". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 16 December 2020.
  19. ^ By Chloe founder Chloe Coscarelli mourns closing of stores, rebranding as Beatnic
  20. ^ After Legal Battle, Vegan Restaurant By CHLOE Rebrands As Beatnic
  21. ^ List of publications
  22. ^ Makhijani, Pooja (2022-10-14). "The 16 Best Vegan Cookbooks for 2023". Food & Wine. Retrieved 2023-06-06.
  23. ^ Pointing, Charlotte (January 10, 2024). "The Top 100 Vegan Cookbooks of All Time (1-24)". VegNews. Retrieved January 16, 2024.
  24. ^ Pointing, Charlotte (January 10, 2024). "The Top 100 Vegan Cookbooks of All Time (25-49)". VegNews. Retrieved January 16, 2024.